Popular among commercial buyers, SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) designs are becoming increasingly sought-after by private clients due to their internal space and sea keeping abilities. The most prominent example of this is the Abeking & Rasmussen designed Nurja (formerly Silver Cloud), a 40.54 metre SWATH that was launched in 2008. The torpedo-shaped submerged hulls contain the engines and as a result the vibration levels on board are significantly reduced.
12 of the coolest multihull superyachts
The market for multi-hull superyachts has skyrocketed in recent years as owners begin to favour the high volumes and superlative stability on offer. Once the novelty of a small group of owners, a recent slew of multi-hull concepts and the success of shipyards such as Sunreef has confirmed that two and three-hulled superyachts are well and truly on the up. We remember some of the most ground-breaking multi-hull launches...
This 27.43 metre catamaran was first launched in 2004 as a fishing vessel, before being refitted in 2015 by Ocean Voyager and relaunched under the name Rogue. Sold in June 2018 she was renamed Basilisk. Ideal for long cruises, she boasts a maximum range of 7,000 nautical miles at 12 knots, while the eight-tonne deck crane means that all manner of superyacht water toys can be stored aboard.